Articles by Pharie Sefali

Teachers plea with parents: Register your children earlier

But for many students this is easier said than done.

By Pharie Sefali - 15 January 2016

Art in a Khayelitsha fruit & veg shack

Mpho Mathebula rents a small space in a fruit and vegetable shop in Khayelitsha to sell his paintings and beadwork.

Pharie Sefali - 25 September 2015

Capetonians rally to help family with epilepsy

People from various parts of Cape Town have rallied to help a Site C family with a disabled teenager who, like her father, has epilepsy.

Pharie Sefali - 17 September 2015

Dunoon family face eviction after father sells their house

Two brothers and a sister face eviction from their home by a man who bought the house from their father without the children’s knowledge.

Pharie Sefali - 16 September 2015

We need more murals on rape - Makhaza resident

Following the creation in 2013 of a mural about abuse of women, Makhaza residents have suggested other murals should be built focusing on rape.

Pharie Sefali - 14 September 2015

Loss of her child prompted Khayelitsha woman to launch soup kitchen

The loss of her 11 year old child to TB prompted Vivian Zilo to start a soup kitchen to feed TB patients. Within three months she was feeding 300 people, and the Iliso Care Society has grown from there.

Pharie Sefali - 7 September 2015

Parents claim victory in battle over Dunoon school

Dunoon parents and representatives of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) reached an agreement on Thursday after weeks of argument over the use of mobile classrooms next to the Sophakama Primary School.

Pharie Sefali - 28 August 2015

New township hotspot for gays and lesbians

Gays and lesbians in the townships don’t have to travel to town and other suburbs for entertainment. The vibe and the chillaz are brought to them in a full bucket by Bambeke NgeNtanjana Entertainment in their own Kasi (township).

Pharie Sefali - 20 August 2015

Living permanently disabled after violent rape

A 43-year-old woman who was raped, and stabbed three times in her spine has been left disabled, paralyzed in her right arm and left leg, and unable to speak.

Pharie Sefali - 17 August 2015

Community steps in to help family with epilepsy

Residents in Khayelitsha came out in their numbers at the weekend to celebrate the donation of a wheelchair and food parcel to a father and daughter who have epilepsy.

Pharie Sefali - 12 August 2015

Moneyline to be taken to Consumer Tribunal for reckless lending

The National Credit Regulator has referred financial company Moneyline to the National Consumer Tribunal for reckless lending to recipients of child grants.

Pharie Sefali - 12 August 2015

Police warn of smash and grab crime in Eisleben Road in Crossroads

Police have warned motorists to be cautious on Eisleben Road and at the robots on Govan Mbeki Road in Crossroads.

Pharie Sefali - 5 August 2015

Deputy minister swaps his T-shirt for sanitary pads

In 2011 President Jacob Zuma promised sanitary pads for girls and women who cannot afford them. Nearly five years later, the only sign that this promise is being kept is an attempt by Deputy Minister in the presidency Buti Manamela to raise awareness about the issue through a series of well publicised events.

Pharie Sefali - 30 July 2015

Cape Town urged to join march against corruption

Speakers at a meeting in Salt River last night urged Capetonians to join the march against corruption on 19 August in the city.

Pharie Sefali - 29 July 2015

Police don’t give us back our goods after a raid, say traders

Vendors at the Cape Town taxi rank complain that they do not get their goods back after a police raid.

Pharie Sefali - 21 July 2015

Money lender targets social grant beneficiaries

At the weekend the Methodist Church in Nyanga near the taxi terminus operates as a church. But on weekdays it is the scene of a money lending business, with dozens of people queuing for loans from Moneyline Financial Services, a subsidiary of NET1, the company that pays social grants on behalf of the South African Social Security Agency.

Pharie Sefali - 21 July 2015